I have a beginner question about plank pose.
I remember the instructor saying to “press down” with the hands to the mat, so I did, but doing that I felt like perhaps I was pressing down too much. In fact, I felt that the shoulder blades were drawn apart, creating a kind of curved line from shoulder to shoulder (like a small hump), and that the collarbones were kind of “closing”.
Conversely, when I tried to keep the shoulders flat and “aligned”, the shoulder blades not excessively distant from the spine, and the collarbones open, there was no hump on my back (yay!) but I felt quite a lot of uncomfortable tension and strain.
Can you please suggest me how to align/position my shoulders correctly when doing plank?
Thank you in advance!